Frank Riggs (Born September 5, 1950) is a politician from the state of California and Arizona.
Riggs was born in Louisville, Kentucky and he served in the United States Army from 1972 to 1975. Riggs worked as a police officer and in real estate. He was elected to the House of Representatives as a Republican in 1990.
Riggs voted against the Gulf War resolution and as a member of the Gang of Seven, a group of newly-minted, idealistic congressmen, favored revealing the Congressmen who made overdrafts at the House Bank. Riggs was defeated in 1992 by Dan Hamburg, but he defeated Hamburg in 1994.
In 1996, Riggs won re-election in a campaign which generated controversy after Riggs used the example of Polly Klaas while attacking his opponent's anti-Death Penalty stance. Riggs ran for the United States Senate in 1998.
It was generally thought that Riggs could not win reelection against Mike Thompson who won the seat in 1998. With his late entrance, he dropped out of the race before election day, but still finished in fifth place (the fourth place Republican) in the state's open primary system. In 2001, Riggs moved to Arizona.
In 2005, Riggs was starting to explore a run for Governor as most Arizona Republicans were deciding not to challenge popular Governor Janet Napolitano for reelection. However, Riggs soon discovered that he had to have been a 5 year resident of Arizona in order to run for governor.